The Costs of Inaction The Economic Burden of Fossil Fuels and Climate Change on Health in the United States
DeAlwis, D. and Limaye, V.S. (n.d.). The Costs of Inaction: The Economic Burden of Fossil Fuels and Climate Change on Health in the United States. (Accessed 3/9/2022.) The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action.
This report estimates the financial impact of climate change on healthcare costs specifically highlighting the harm of fossil fuels, vector-borne disease, and extreme weather events. It tallies the economic toll of each environmental issue and provides recommendations for individuals, communities, and health professionals to mitigate further consequences.